Bill and Karanda Osborne, Owners
We are on top of the world with our newest addition to the family, and are proud to be members of the international, award winning, Right at Home family! My beautiful wife Karanda is a CPA and manages the finances, Wyatt manages us, and I run day to day operations as the President and Agency Director with the support of our compassionate Caregivers and administrative team.
Right at Home Belmont primarily serves a mix of large and quaint historic mill towns west of Charlotte throughout the Greater Gaston County Area as well as Steele Creek down into south Charlotte. Our office sits on the corner of North Main and Catawba in the iconic Stowe Building downtown Belmont, where you can still hear the whistles of the Norfolk Southern train rumbling by.
Bringing Marine Corps Critical Care Experience back home to serve seniors in Gastonia and Belmont
Post deployment, I obtained a BS in Health Services Management from East Carolina University and, for over a decade, lived out a passion of practicing lifesaving critical care in the back of helicopters, airplanes, and ambulances, as an Aeromedical Specialist prior to Right at Home. I strongly believe it adds irreplaceable value to maintain current credentials as a Registered Respiratory Therapist—Adult Critical Care Specialist, Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist, and EMT, providing additional oversight for clients with serious cardiopulmonary diagnoses. I am a proud veteran of the Marine Corps having seen combat in Fallujah, Iraq. I enjoy collaborating with fellow veterans to help our brothers and sisters in need.
We are blessed with and take very sincerely the opportunity to provide both emotional and physical support allowing clients and loved one’s piece of mind, safety, and comfort, right in their own home. In continuation of aspiring to make a positive difference for others in need, Karanda and I are fortunate with the ability to use our God given talents in ways that will improve the quality of life for those we serve with Right at Home!
Darlene Avery, LPN
Darlene is a Belmont native. She actually attended elementary school at East End, just blocks from our Right at Home Belmont office. She is a widow with two sons and two stepsons and ten grandchildren. Family is a priority for her.
She graduated in 1988 top of her class from the Practical Nursing Program at MacArthur State Tech in Opp, AL, where she was also president of her class. She began her nursing career as a nurse for a med-surg telemetry unit. She then spent two years at a U.S. Military Hospital in Wurzburg, Germany providing care for active duty military and their families. When she returned to the U.S. she worked nine years in a private practice pediatricians office, then ten years for a Federally Qualified Health Center in Pediatrics and Family Practice. She wore many hats during her time there to include supervising, training, auditing medical records, revising Policy and Procedures, preparing for JACHO inspections, served on the Marketing and Medicaid committees, and was instrumental in the implementation of Electronic Medical Records for the organization. She received their “Helping Hand Award” in 2004 for demonstrating a desire to help others.
She believes in God, family, being humble and kind and helping others. There’s a special place in her heart for children and our Senior Citizens.
Becoming part of the Right At Home family is literally like being “Right At Home.”
Ruthaa E. Kwalume Woolridge
Director of Operations
Ruthaa comes to Right At Home Belmont/Pineville from Omaha, Nebraska after working in the Home Care industry for 16 years. While she worked with the elderly for over 35 years her career in Home Care started with the Northern Virginia Right At Home office in 2004. The vast experience that she acquired with Right At Home launched her growth in the industry and she has worked as Director of Operations, Director of Business Development and General Manager for several Home Care Agencies in Virginia and Nebraska.
Ruthaa is the proud mother of 2 amazing sons and she adores their families. Ruthaa was born in Durham, NC and her decision to move back to North Carolina put her closer to her father who is over 80 years old and most of her family who reside in the Greensboro/Winston Salem areas. Ruthaa is excited to be part of the Right At Home Belmont/Pineville Team and she is committed to helping the agency to continue to grow and attract the brightest talent in the industry.
Director of Nursing
Lori C Adler is the Director of Nursing for Right At Home. Lori is a Registered Nurse. Lori has worked in management positions in Emergency Departments and Family Practice offices. Lori joined Right at Home 05/2019. In Lori's spare time she enjoys cooking, spending time with family, and playing with her pets.
Improving the Quality of Life for Those We Serve